METRANS UTC News & Announcements

Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Lauren Mullarkey-Williams, USC MS GIS & Technologies, May 2020

Thanks to METRANS on the Move (this newsletter!) I learned about TURF, the Transportation Undergrad Research Fellowship, a summer fellowship opportunity at Portland State University.  I studied abroad in Athens, Greece during Spring 2018, and looked forward to receiving the newsletter each week because it kept me in the loop with what’s happening in the transportation sector. Little did I know that it would also lead me to a new home “turf” and an exciting summer in Oregon.

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Lin Zhu, Master of Transportation Engineering, USC

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Rui (Rae) Zhang, USC Price School Master of Planning, Transportation, 2018

On Wednesday, July 18, the Orange County and Los Angeles chapters of Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) hosted a professional development lunch, Caltrans 11 &12, featuring speakers Gerard Chadergian, Division Chief of TMC Traffic Operations, Caltrans District 11; and Geraldo De Santos, Acting District Director, Caltrans District 12; addressing the new opportunities for regional transportation as a result of Senate Bill 1 (SB-1)

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Priyanka Ramasamy, USC MSCE 2018 USC Viterbi School of Engineering

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Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

By Borui Zhai, USC Viterbi Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, 2019

“Keep trying and know the opportunities out there” suggests METRANS Editor-in-Chief Priyanka Ramasamy who recently joined DKS Associates in Sacramento as a Transportation Engineering intern. I got an opportunity to talk to her about her path to gaining an internship and her experience at DKS Associates. DKS is a transportation engineering and planning with offices in California, Oregon, and the state of Washington.

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